Circa Dimensions Notebook Letter
Pretty, but not very useful
I am a longtime Circa user and this is my fifth notebook. I love the look of this notebook and wanted something sleek for business travel and in-office meetings. This notebook comes with very nice paper of a substantial weight. I also love the aluminum discs, which look sharp and clean. The cover is attractive with the carbon fiber design -- stylish but still professional looking. Unfortunately, that cover is incredibly flimsy, to the point of having little purpose other than decorative. It is too thin to write on anywhere other than placing it flat on an already hard surface (forget putting it on your lap or trying to take notes on a plane!)... so thin that even taking notes at the edge of a table is a problem. I'll keep it for archiving old notes, and transfer the nice paper to my bookcloth notebook, but am disappointed given the price.
January 8, 2014
I am a huge LEVENGER fan but this Circa cover is not sturdy enough. I'm not sure if the damaged (cracked at the lower disc and then grew inward) front cover came that way or if just handling and /or stacking some Circa paper on top of the notebook caused the crack---the latter I suspect.
I've also recently purchased a Sliver cover and I am very impressed with the purchase. It's more substantial yet lightweight. I will be purchasing more for specific projects and note storage.
Choose the Sliver rather than Dimensions cover.
December 22, 2013
As a lefty, I wanted a product that would not interfere with my writing. The customer service rep said that the Circa would be a good suggestion I like that you can organize the tabs for your needs/projects.
December 21, 2013
I have used a yellow legal pad for years for note taking, thoughts, ideas, recollections of phone conversations and client notes. Why I did not buy a Circa notebook sooner is lost on me. The problem with legal note pads is that only one side of the page actually gets used and pages tear easily as I use it everyday. The Circa notebook is great, the paper quality is fantastic and I can use both sides even with a fountain pen. The paper has a great feel to it as well. I now use this exclusively. I like the paper with the annotation margin which I find helpful in my business. This is much nicer to pull out of the Briefolio when I am with a client, rather than the yellow legal pads. If you like quality paper and quality notebooks this one works great.
November 23, 2013
A wonderful introduction to Circa
Recently I've taken on a heavier set of responsibilities at the office. I've been trying to use several software based note taking utilities to track my calls, meetings, odds and ends.
After a few months I started paying attention to people around me who did more with their time, and approached my VP about his note taking routine. He immediately recommended the Levenger Circa system.
I selected this notebook because it was reasonably priced, and when it arrived I was astounded at the quality of the package and the product. The paper is thick stock, and brilliant white. While Levenger offers refills, the amount of paper this notebook comes with means I won't be running out any time soon. The Circa Discs are aluminium and make the notebook feel sturdy.
Nothing about this notebook is negative, but the only thing I can think to mention is that the cover is textured like a 3D hologram, with raised ridges. I paired this notebook with the Levenger Circa Starter Kit, and that came with clear covers which I put on the outside of the cover. It looks stylish and is smooth to the touch.
For me, this is just the start. Hand-writing notes again means that I'm forced to retain more, and it makes a difference. When I want to have these notes digitized it's a snap with my smartphone, and the thick brilliant white stock means the images are clearly legible when I import them. I can see where the Levenger punch tool is going to be quite handy so i can keep all of my papers in one place!
November 10, 2013
Love the ease of inserting and removing pages and the weight of the cover. Wanted something not too heavy to carry in work tote.
November 3, 2013
I got this to help organize myself. I have used it for my kitchen remodel, several writing projects, and now a class I am taking. I always write at a table and though the cover is somewhat flexible, it is sturdy. I love the aluminum disks. All together it is the best looking and most useful notebook I have ever had!
October 21, 2013
I have bought at least 10 of these, mostly on sale. The paper quality is incredible and really addictive; love the aluminum discs, and the lightweight cover means this is my go to notebook, especially when I travel. I love Circa leather notebooks, but you can't beat the weight on this one. Only small issue is the flexibility of the cover, but that is the trade off for the light weight.
July 11, 2013
Circa Dimensions Notebook
I like the Circa Dimensions Notebook because it is a reasonably priced notebook for every day use. I have 4 different projects for which I use these notebooks (I do not want to spend $100 or more for a leather notebook). The only drawback is the Circa discs with which it comes are too small. I have replaced the 0.5 inch with 1.0 inch Circa discs.
July 8, 2013
Just what I needed!
This cover is perfect for work: I wanted something light weight, durable, and impersonal. I use it to track the progress of multiple projects. Based on another review I added a basic circa cover to the back to increase stability and find that it works just fine. I'm not sure it's necessary though because the paper itself adds stability. No problems with fingerprints or anything else. I save the fancy leather covers for personal use and this one keeps my work life in order. Thanks for the option!
April 9, 2013